Public Schools: Heart of Our Community Campaign

Strong public schools are where every child has an opportunity to succeed. We pledge to use every dollar of your contribution to effectively advance the cause of public education in our state.

Please make a donation to Public Schools First NC today!

Host a REEL Discussion About Public Ed!

Want to get people involved in learning more about public education in a way that’s fun and engaging? Invite your neighbors and friends for a night of education and conversation.

Host your own movie night! Click here to find out how.

Red4EdNC Joins Forces with PSFNC!

The Red4Ed Teacher Forum features educators sharing their “behind the scenes” insights, including how education policy really impacts the classroom.

See what our teachers have to say!

Scholars’ Corner

Hear from North Carolina’s leading scholars on critical topics of importance to public education.

Become enlightened! Read what the scholars have to say.

Updated: Impact of the Budget on Public Education

The passage of the 2013-15 state budget dealt a powerful and immediate blow to North Carolina’s public schools. Public Schools First NC wants to be sure you have the facts.

Find them here.

What We Do

Public Schools First NC is a statewide, nonpartisan organization focused solely on public education issues. We collaborate with teachers, parents, business and civic leaders, students and communities across North Carolina in support of an effective public education system that will prepare each child for life.

Strong public schools are critical for growing our economy and maintaining the vitality of our communities. Our goal is to educate and inform North Carolinians about critical issues that impact our schools, our teachers, and students and to engage all stakeholders in supporting a quality public education system. Learn more.

Read our 12 Steps to Better Public Schools.

What You Can Do

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What's New?

Parents’ Perspective

In Praise of Public School Teachers

Red4Ed Teacher Forum

What Do NC Teachers Want MOST This Year?

Scholars’ Corner:

Principal Leadership in Beating the Odds Schools

Why Public Schools Are the Heart of Our Community

Hear what North Carolinians have to say

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